Kit Abele has been the UMS Choir Director since 2011. She is also the music specialist at Alta Vista Elementary School and has been there since 2008. Mrs. Abele is an Orff Schulwerk certified music instructor, and has studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria in the selective “Advanced Music and Dance Education” program. She has sung in various choirs over the years, including a chamber choir in Austria. A music lover at heart, she plays the piano, guitar, sings and writes music. She has performed in various contemporary and country bands as well as a solo singer-songwriter. Her life and creativity now revolves around the music education and inspiration of students of all ages. Mrs. Abele is so excited to help students find or grow their love for music and music performance.